Day thirty-seven: Exodus 40
Moses, ‘set the laver between the tabernacle of meeting and the altar, and put water there for washing’. You might be thinking to yourself, ‘what is a laver’, well I thought the same thing and found out that it is a large basin on a pedestal. It would be located in the court of the Hebrew tabernacle, with water for the priests to wash their hands and feet as well as for washing the sacrifices in the temple service.
‘Whenever they went into the tabernacle of meeting, and when they came near the altar, they washed’ This implies that God wanted pure, clean hands and feet before people went into the tabernacle of meeting. So, every time before they would enter the tabernacle, they would have to wash their hands and feet.
They washed before they came near to the altar because that is what they were told to do from Moses. And Moses had instructed others to do this, ‘As the LORD had commanded Moses’ and Moses obeyed all of God’s orders to him. Isn’t amazing that Moses obeyed all of the exact orders that God told him to do.
Jesus lived a perfect life so that we don’t have to; we can strive to live in righteousness and let God transform us, but we can be sure he wants to spend time with us, no matter where we are in life. We can come to God as we are and not have to wash our hands and feet. We don’t need to wash before talking to God because Jesus died for us to be able to be forgiven of our sins; we can bring all to God and ask Him for forgiveness. Isn’t that truly amazing and such a blessing for us that we can communicate with God just as we are!
Come and see what God has done.
Question for today: How often do you go before and spend time with the Lord?